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Mastodon

Formed: 2000
From: Atlanta, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mastodon News

Below is our complete Mastodon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Mastodon Confirmed For Psycho Las Vegas

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 - set to take place from August 18th through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada - today confirms Mastodon as its final remaining headliner.

The Atlanta-based giants arrive on the Psycho Las Vegas bill in the righteous company of the legendary King Diamond, who'll perform the "Abigail" album in its entirety as a U.S. exclusive show for 2017, as well as post-metal forebears Neurosis, the resurgent Corrosion Of Conformity, and countless others over the course of the three-day weekend. The full lineup is as follows: More...

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Mastodon Releases "Show Yourself" Video Clip

Mastodon issued a video clip for the next full track release from "Emperor of Sand." Check out the clip for "Show Yourself" in the player below.

"Emperor Of Sand" is due to drop March 31st and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Sultan's Curse (listen here)
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda (song streaming here)
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God

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Just For Fun

Mastodon’s Hinds Thinks Judas Priest Is Not Metal

Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds has caused quite a stir again with his assessment that Judas Priest is not a "metal band", but rather a rock and roll band. Hinds made his comments on an episode of Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘ streaming below. Explains Hinds on the show:

"I don’t. I don’t really (like metal). (I grew up listening to Judas Priest, but) Judas Priest is not metal, people, it’s rock ‘n’ motherfuckin’ roll! Who in their right mind that has a brain in their head thinks, that Judas Priest sounds like a metal band?"

The Mastodon frontman already raised some eyebrows back in 2015 with his comments about "hating heavy metal"...

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Las Rageous Dates And Lineup Announced

Sin City’s new two-day music festival, Las Rageous, is coming to the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Featuring some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal, the festival has launched a national flyaway sweepstakes for the inaugural event.

One lucky winner will receive two VIP Gold tickets to Las Rageous, roundtrip airfare, and three-night stay at The D Hotel. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 20th at Noon PT. Participants must be 21 or older and live within the Continental U.S. to enter. More...

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Mastodon Streaming "Andromeda"

Another new Mastodon track has come online ahead of the release of impending album "Emperor of Sand." Check out the tasty prog metal of "Andromeda" in the player below or over at Spotify here. "Emperor Of Sand" is due to drop March 31st and follows 2014's "Once More Round The Sun." The full track listing is as follows:

1. Sultan's Curse (listen to the stream)
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God More...

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Mastodon Album Available For Pre-Order

Pre-orders have come online for Mastodon's new album "Emperor Of Sand," with various editions and bundle packs available over here.

"Emperor Of Sand" is due to drop March 31st and follows 2014's "Once More Round The Sun" (reviewed here). The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Sultan's Curse (listen to the stream)
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God More...

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Las Rageous Festival 2017 Announced

This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.

Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, and more with two stages in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.

Charlie Benante of Anthrax stated, “We are looking forward to playing the Las Rageous festival, planning on making this first-time festival memorable.”

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin said, “We’re really excited to be a part of Las Rageous in April. We love playing Vegas and are looking forward to being a part of this new festival.”

Amanda Moore of Live Nation explained, “Bringing an annual rock festival to this city has been a dream ever since we opened the Live Nation Las Vegas office. Rock and metal music have a rich history here in Sin City; from the bands it has fostered, to its wild and loyal fans, to KOMP - one of the oldest and most respected rock stations in the country.” More...

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Headline News

Mastodon Premieres New Song

Mastodon today premieres a new song entitled "Sultan’s Curse", taken from the upcoming new album "Emperor Of Sand", which will be out in stores March 31st.

Check out now "Sultan’s Curse" below. This new album will follow 2014's "Once More Round The Sun" and features the following track listing:

1. Sultan's Curse
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
4. Steambreather
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
8. Clandestiny
9. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God More...

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Mastodon Posts Clip Of New Song

Mastodon has posted a clip of new music from the band's forthcoming album. A spring release date for the band’s new album is expected with exact details still to come.

Check it out now HERE.

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Mastodon Posts Second Teaser Video For New Album

Mastodon posts another hilarious teaser video for its forthcoming new album, which is expected out this spring. The band recorded the effort with Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn etc.).

Check out now "Am I prepared? That is the question." below.

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Mastodon Teases New Album With Short Video

Mastodon posts the below teaser video for its forthcoming new album, which is expected out this spring. The band recorded the effort with Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn etc.).

Check out now "We can't talk about this..." below.

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Monster Energy Fort Rock Lineup Announced

A lineup featuring some of rock’s biggest artists has been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock taking place this coming Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

South Florida’s biggest rock festival will be led by Def Leppard (Saturday headliner), Soundgarden (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle, and will feature performances from over 25 bands on two stages, including The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, and more.

Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages for Monster Energy Fort Rock will be available starting Tuesday, December 6th at this location. The current music lineup for Monster Energy Fort Rock includes:

Def Leppard, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, In Flames, In This Moment, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, and more to be announced. More...

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Carolina Rebellion 2017 Lineup Revealed

Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday) will headline the 7th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion presale tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are on sale now at this location. In 2016, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year with over 90,000 fans in attendance, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save and to be sure to secure a ticket for 2017.

The lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Sum 41, Skillet, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, In Flames, In This Moment, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Rival Sons, Every Time I Die, Fozzy, All That Remains, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Kyng, Crobot, Radkey, Volumes, Dorothy, As Lions, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Sylar, Wage War, Badflower, DED, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Charm The Fury, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Cover Your Tracks, and Citizen Zero. More...

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Gone Is Gone Premieres New Song "Gift"

Supergroup Gone Is Gone - featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age, At The Drive-In etc. - premieres a new song entitled "Gift" on the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘. The track is taken from the upcoming full-length debut "Echolocation", which will be out January 06th, 2017.

Check out now "Gift" HERE, skipping ahead to 01:56:25.

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Slaves on Dope Premieres New Song "Script Writer"

Montreal alternative metal act Slaves on Dope premieres a new song entitled "Script Writer", taken from the upcoming new album "[Horse]", which will be out in stores October 07, 2016.

Check out now "Script Writer" below, which features a guest turn from rap legend Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. fame.

Comments Slaves On Dope singer Jason Rockman : More...

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Streams "Crucifixion"

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra - a new supergroup featuring Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds, The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, ex-The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and Dethklok bassist Pete Griffin - premieres a new song entitled "Crucifixion" today.

The song is taken from the upcoming debut album "Broken Lines", which will be out in stores September 23 through Party Smasher Inc./Cooking Vinyl.

Check out now "Crucifixion" below (skip to 4:42 if you just want to hear the track). More...

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Brent Hinds Appears In Orange Comedy Short

Orange Amplification has teamed up with Brent Hinds from Mastodon (who hates heavy metal) and Killers be Killed’s Juan Montoya in a new video.

When Bobby’s dad decides to spoil his son with a surprise gift under the Christmas Tree, he cannot begin to guess where Bobby’s dreams will take him! When Bobby unwraps his Orange Micro Dark guitar amp, his imagination runs wild with excitement. Orange’s new video takes you on Bobby’s journey through his blossoming career. Where does his dream take him? Will he snap out of his daze or fall victim to the vices of a Rock ‘n Roll lifestyle?

Featuring Mastodon’s Brent Hinds as the Tattooist and Killers be Killed’s Juan Montoya as Satan, Orange’s festive video is a moment to escape the sweetness of many Christmas offerings yet still indulge that little part of us all that wants to believe in the extraordinary. This light-hearted story brings to life the power of this astonishingly small amp, showing off its huge potential and massive sound through the imagination of a child. More...

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Bloodstock Confirms Dragonforce, Paradise Lost

After recently revealing Twisted Sister'sfinal U.K. show and the mighty Mastodon as two of the three main stage headliners for 2016, Bloodstock is excited to announce three more main stage bands for next year’s event.

Power metal fans rejoice! Be sure to practice your air guitar skills in advance, because the shredtastic Dragonforce has confirmed that Bloodstock will be the band's only U.K. show in 2016!. Guitarist Herman Li informs us:

"It’s been over 10 years since DragonForce played Bloodstock, and both of us have come a long way in that time. Back then, we were a new band with only our debut album out, and Bloodstock was a smaller indoor festival, but still a magnet for true, die-hard rock & metal fans, just as it is today. We had some of our best times that year at Bloodstock and felt great excitement at being invited to play. That excitement is just as real today having been invited back again, only this time it's even better because I won't need to pack the gear and drive up there in my car with Sam Totman as my map reader!!"

British doom pioneers Paradise Lost also join the bill, with guitarist Greg Mackintosh commenting: “It is great to be confirmed to play Bloodstock 2016! We haven't played there since 2012 and we had a blast. It will also be our first UK festival appearance since the release of our new album, ‘The Plague Within’. We look forward to seeing you all there and adding the doom and gloom to Bloodstock 2016.”

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ will blaze into Catton Park, with front man Sakis having this to say: “We’re very proud to be coming back to the biggest metal festival in the United Kingdom! Bloodstock, let's create hell on earth next year! Until then...keep the spirit alive!”

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Mastodon To Headline Bloodstock

Bloodstock is thrilled to unveil the festival's first 2016 headliner: Atlanta’s mighty beasts from Mastodon (featuring the metal-hating Brent Hinds). Mastodon will headline the Saturday night at the Catton Park festival.

This will be Mastodon’s first performance at Bloodstock. The band’s current album, "Once More Round The Sun" picked up stellar reviews on its release last year and landed at #10 on the UK album chart.

The band is also currently getting ready to play Knotfest in the U.S. before heading out on tour with Judas Priest across the States. Check out the cat-tastic video for "Asleep In The Deep" below. More...

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A Second Look At Heavy Metal In Video Games

Two weeks back we asked a simple question: why isn't there more heavy metal in the video game world?

Our Facebook page blew up with gamers offering up their favorite titles with metallic soundtracks, and we took a closer look at several worth your time. In that post still available here if you didn't read it, we looked at the king of heavy metal video games – Brutal Legend – as well as Saint's Row The Third, Killing Floor 2, Painkiller, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload.

After that post went online, Zynthetic – responsible for much of the music in Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2 – wrote up an article attempting to answer the question of why more metal doesn't show up in video games since they seem like a perfect and obvious match.

For his take on the lack of metal in gaming, including the difficulties in licensing existing music and the lack of metallic knowledge among composers, read the full article right here.

Since we love gaming and we love metal, it seemed like a good idea to keep checking in every so often with new entries that combine the two, and this week we'll cover four more solid games filled to the brim with extreme metal. Don't see your favorite game listed? Don't worry, we'll cover more in the future, but be sure to still give us your picks in the comments below.

Splatterhouse

Five years ago a reboot of the '88 arcade game Splatterhouse hit consoles, and it was very much notable for the inclusion of an all-metal soundtrack featuring the likes of Lamb of God, Mastodon, Municipal Waste, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Goatwhore.

As the name would suggest, it's filled with buckets of blood and guts, and the action-oriented beat 'em up style is somewhat similar to Dante's Inferno/God Of war/etc. The frantic combat will see your character Rick frequently losing limbs and more, but that's not a problem because they grow back – and hey, you can pick up the severed appendages of your foes to continue beating them down!

This one's filled to the brim with all sorts of horror goodies (and ridiculousness) like time travel, cosmic horror deities, and plenty of nods to Lovecraft with names like “Dr. West” and places called “Arkham.” Someone helpfully put all the songs from the soundtrack together into one playlist at YouTube here, and you can check out a game trailer below:

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